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Mt Wilson Toll Road

Average Rating:    (4.05 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

Hot during summer, but tough, fun climb. Watch for rock slide
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Latitude
34.18312178129378
Longitude
-118.09993743896484
Trail Directions
Trail Length
8+ miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Altadena
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (19 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
August 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: MGW ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode up to The top about 6 weeks ago & had to go try it again!...I had forgotten how hard it was for me! It seemed tuffer this time! heh-heh! Glad I did it. The road seemed a little looser than it was just 6 weeks ago which makes sense with no rain to pack the dirt down. ALSO it was graded around the Henningar Flats section which made it looser.



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Review Date
May 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mikhail ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode the part from the bridge to Henninger flats yesterday (May 8, 2006). There is only one REALLY big land slide in the beginning of the trail. Although there is a narrow route which goes through it. Once you passed it, the road is totally rideable all the way to Henninger flats (there is another small land slide right before the flats, but if you make through the big one, it's not even worth mentioning.)
It looks like the road is being used by quite a few hikers. It's amazing to see how everything looks overgrown and abandoned, when it wasn't heavily used for around 2 years.

Recommended Route:
Since the gate is still closed, you have to go through the Eaton canyon park, please try not to annoy a lot of hikers and dog walkers, since technically biking is not allowed there. You can also walk it all the way to the start if you'd like to be nice.



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Review Date
January 30, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Skywest ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This Fireroad has been closed since early 2005 due to a large landslide.



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Review Date
November 14, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: hammerhammerhammer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
You wanna get your butt Kicked?
Leave Monrovia. Ride (road) to the toll road gate. Up to henniger. Up to Wilson. Down the Rim Trail (closed but passable to Newcome saddle. Out the Rincon road to the Sawpit (monrovia Canyon and Dam Road) back to your car. Took me 6 hours. 5 hours riding.

Long and wonderful!



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Review Date
June 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: James , from Altadena

Summary:
06/29/03 - A tough fun climb. Leave early to beat the heat. After mile 4 it gets very rocky. At mile 5 there is a smooth leveled area that gives you a great view of the City and the Mt. Wilson antenas (nice place to stop and refuel). The antenas look close but dont fool yourself, you have a long way ahead of you. After this section it gets REALLY rocky and loose until you reach the paved road close to Wilson. There is a section at mile 8 that you'll need to walk your bike through due to a rock slide. Overall it was an enjoyable ride. I would recommend it to anyone that's looking for a good climb.



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